Man charged with murder of Longford woman in New York

A man has been charged with the murder of Longford woman Sarah McNally in New York last weekend.

Ms McNally (41) died after being stabbed while working at the Céilí House Irish bar in Queens on Saturday evening. She suffered a stab wound to the neck and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

Police in New York have confirmed that Marcin Pieciak (36), with an address in Queens, was arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with the incident and was subsequently charged with Ms McNally’s murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

A spokesperson for the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information at the New York City Police Department said that the investigation remains ongoing.

Ms McNally’s death has brought great shock and sadness to the local community in Queens and in her home county of Longford.

Since Sunday morning, locals have been leaving candles and flowers outside the bar in her memory and The Kevin Bell Trust is currently liaising with NYPD and officials in New York to make arrangements to bring Ms McNally’s remains back home.